Web-Enhanced Requests & Training

Web-Enhanced Course Request

Only instructors who have passed the web enhanced training can submit web enhanced requests.

Instructors who have completed the Cypress College web-enhanced or Faculty Basics training must submit a web-enhanced request each semester to have their courses activated in Canvas and Blackboard. Web enhanced submission dates will be in the following months:

  • May/June for fall courses
  • November for spring courss
  • April/May for summer courses

A call-out for web-enhanced submissions and training will be announced. Please await the announcement via email before submitting your request.

Web-Enhanced Submission Dates

  • Spring 2018: Beginning November 20, 2017
  • Deadline date: N/A

Deadlines must be strictly enforced. If you miss the deadline, you will still be able to web enhance your courses using the myGateway Course Studio feature. For instructions on how to use myGateway Course Studio, please go to the Professional Development website. For help with myGateway you may contact the District Help Desk.

How to Submit Web-Enhanced Course Request

Please await for the email announcement before submitting your request.

Submit your semester web-enhanced request according to submission dates in the email announcement via the Distance Education Ticket System.

If you need assistance using the ticket system, please contact the Distance Education Office at (714) 484-7052 or by email DistanceEd@CypressCollege.edu.

Web-Enhanced Training

Web enhanced training is designed for in-person courses in which an instructor would like to use Canvas to supplement instruction. Canvas cannot be used to replace in-person meetings. Before your Canvas course site can be created, you must complete the mandatory online, self-paced training.  The training can be completed in one evening and includes topics such as accessibility requirements, copyright laws, and Canvas  tutorials.  If you have completed the DE Faculty Basics training, you are exempt from web enhanced training.

Training dates will be announced in the following months:

  • May for summer/fall courses (August for late hires only)
  • November for spring courses

Web-Enhanced Training Session Dates

  • Training will be available  soon. An email announcement will be sent out the week of January 22, 2018.    

Enroll in Web-Enhanced Training

If you are a new hire, you must have already been processed by NOCCCD Human Resources and entered in the Banner system to be eligible for enrollment.

If you miss the deadline, you will still be able to web enhance your courses using the myGateway Course Studio feature. For instructions on how to use myGateway Course Studio, please go to the Professional Development website. For help with myGateway you may contact the District Help Desk.

Submit your enrollment request via the Distance Education Ticket System.

If you need assistance, please contact the Distance Education Office at (714) 484-7052 or DistanceEd@CypressCollege.edu.

Please note: The Blackboard web-enhanced training does not qualify you to teach online or hybrid classes. The DE Faculty Basics training course is required to teach DE courses at Cypress College.  To enroll in future Faculty Basics courses, keep an eye out on your campus email for future announcements.